In what might be the most creative use of tissue ever, Fuyu Arai created this wonderful stop motion animation video for Nepia, a Japanese tissue paper company. It shows different animals like birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc. being formed through just tissue paper. The animation is so fluid that you almost believe…
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician, cryptographer, and logician, plus the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He also worked in biology, and now, 58 years after his tragic death, science has confirmed one of his old biological hypotheses.
Doctors are testing a new liquid polymer that can be injected under the skin, molded and sculpted, then set in place with a LED array. Ultimately intended for use around the face, it sounds like a plastic surgeon's worst nightmare.
Implants could soon be a thing of the past. Researchers have developed a new technique to regrow breasts on pigs using their own tissue — and it's ready to be tested on human mastectomy patients.
If there's one thing a rabbit needs, it's well-functioning genitalia. Scientists have successfully regrown rabbits' damaged penises, letting these rabbits do what rabbits do best. And their research could have important implications for generating human tissues as well.
The Howl Tissue Pillow is kind of ingenious, even though it's the kind of thing you would only use in bad situations. Like when you have a cold and are stuck in bed and need a never-ending supply of tissues to mop up the mucus and junk pouring out of your head. Or if you're curled in ball, wrapped around your pillow…
Lee Spievack accidentally cut off his fingertip working on an airplane. His brother, a research scientist, sent him powder made up partially out of pig's bladder and told him to sprinkle it on his fingertip. The finger regrew itself in four weeks. How did it work?
In the end, shoving the guts of a Gamecube into a tissue box and tissues into the cube is only fitting—it's just about time for it to pass on to the shelf of dusty systems. Sure we can play our 'Cube games on the Wii, but it's just not the same. It's okay to cry. We won't make fun of you.